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The Collie is a widely recognized breed due to its iconic majestic coat and fame as the dog "Lassie" in the famous TV show bearing the same name. Always light on its feet, the Collie is a graceful and effective herding dog as well as a fantastic family companion when properly trained and socialized.
The Collie was originally bred in Scotland, primarily in the highland regions. Effectively used as a herding partner, the Collie is fast and elegant. Standing around 22-26 inches and weighing between 50-70 pounds, the breed often looks much larger due to its puffy coat, which can be seen in tri-color and blue merle along with others in the "rough" or "smooth" variety. Unsurprisingly, the breed is a top shedder, and regular grooming and frequent brushing are encouraged to keep hair contained around the house.
Fame from the 50s TV show "Lassie" launched this breed into popularity, and though it's lost favor to some smaller, newer breeds, the Collie makes a fantastic all-around companion. These dogs are eager to please and love socializing with everyone in the family, including children. They are considered very easy to train and develop a strong loyalty to their humans, so some early socialization and obedience training will go a long way.
Collies, like many herding dogs, have an abundance of energy and a strong desire for purpose. Unless you live on a farm and provide them with sheep to herd, teaching your Collie some tricks or training them for canine performance sports will provide them the mental stimulation and aerobic exercise they crave. Many herding dogs are prone to act out and become destructive if not given a purpose or adequate exercise, and Collies are no exception. But with shared activities and space to play, Collies will thrive with their families.
How dog-friendly is Fullerton?
Dogs are part of the family. If you want your pup to thrive and have an enjoyable life, it’s important to ensure you live in a pet-friendly environment. There are a variety of factors that make a city pet-friendly. Dog-friendly businesses, access to dog parks and hiking trails, and rentals that allow dogs are just some of the things that improve the quality of life for your dog.
Fullerton excels in many of these areas, which is why it is widely considered a very pet-friendly city.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Fullerton
Fullerton and the nearby area have many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and enjoy the warm California sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Fullerton Pooch Park, Lacy Park, Olive Hills Dog Park, and Pantera Dog Park.
Fullerton and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you can take your dog for a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Craig Regional Park, Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail, Bud Turner Trail, and Oso Creek Trail.
Life in Fullerton with a dog
Fullerton has dozens of pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area include Fullerton Brew Co. Heroes Bar & Grill, Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen, and The Night Owl.
Fullerton has many other pet-friendly establishments, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. And, every year there are various pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If you have friends or family visiting Fullerton, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Marriott Fullerton, Pasea Hotel & Spa, and Sonesta ES Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Fullerton
Fullerton is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Goldendoodles, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, French Bulldogs, Pit Bulls, and Corgis. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.
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